Pre-School and Nursery

Your child can begin their pre-school experience with us the term after their second birthday, this will continue until the July after their third birthday. You will then have the choice as to whether you want them to attend a state run nursery or continue their care and learning with us.

Ours is a play based programme, built around the belief that children learn naturally through their play. We offer a diverse and exciting curriculum providing adult led and child initiated activities. We have a cafe style snack system where the children are encouraged to help themselves to a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals and breads, milk and water (water is available at all times). We also provide food, which celebrates the diversity of our cultures, festivals and seasons.

We use a key person system.  This means that your child will be allocated a member staff who will be responsible for helping your child settle in, for observing them at play and planning individual activities based on these observations. They will also be responsible for completing their development profile.  Your child's key person will be available to discuss your child's progress and development, and to try and resolve any queries or problems that you may have. All of our childcare practitioners are fully qualified, to level 3.

Two year old Early Education Places - This is a new government initiative allowing eligible two year old's to access 15 hours of free early education.

Nursery Education Grant - Your child is entitled to receive up to 15 hours of government funded care from the school term following their third birthday.

Tax Credits -  Many working parents are eligible to receive tax credits towards childcare costs. 

Vouchers - We accept most childcare vouchers. These enable your employer to pay your child's Pre-School fees directly from your salary, so the fees are exempt from tax and N.I.
Ofsted - We are registered and approved by Ofsted. 

EYFS - We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance, which is designed for children aged 0 to 5 years. The guidance works by providing stepping stones to learning (Development Matters) which lead to Early Learning Goals. It is expected that all children will achieve the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Foundation Stage, which is the end of their reception year in school.